Orange-bellied Parrot in dwindling numbers on Remembrance Day for Lost Species

Image: 'Orange-bellied Parrot (Neophema chrysogaster)' by Ron Knight on Flickr

November 30th marks the Remembrance Day for Lost Species.

The rapid loss of species we are seeing today is estimated by experts to be between 1,000 and 10,000 times higher than the natural extinction rate.

Australia has one of the highest loss of species anywhere in the world and a lot of work needs to be done to ensure animals on the endangered list don’t cross over into the realm of extinction.

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Thursday, December 1 2016
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Featured in storyJulia Peddie, Graphic Designer from Maleney QLD, and Organiser of Thylacine Remembrance RitualHenry Cook, Ecologist, Wild-life Photographer, Research Office with Difficult Bird Research GroupDejan Stojanovich, Post-doctoral fellow at ANU, Conservationist with Difficult Bird Research Group

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